Daniel Rogov wrote:
Golan Heights Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarden, 2005: Best 2010–2018. Score 92. K
Golan Heights Winery, Merlot, 2004: Drink now–2011. Score 90. K
Daniel Rogov wrote: the required structure for longer-term development.
Daniel Rogov wrote: as a rule (but with some exceptions) Israeli Cabernet tends to cellar longer than Merlot.
Daniel Rogov wrote:Gary, Hi.....
Simple enough. Two good even excellent wines but the Cabernet Sauvignon carries the notation "fine balance and structure bode well for the future". The Merlot is well balanced but somewhat lighter in weight and without the required structure for longer-term development. It is also possible to state that as a rule (but with some exceptions) Israeli Cabernet tends to cellar longer than Merlot.
Menachem S wrote:...to what do you attribute wines that fall far short of their expected windows - Recent Castels come to mind. Wines that had balance and structure, but begin to fall apart much earlier than anticipated. Any thoughts on why/how that happens?
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